The CBE Seminar Series is organized to bring in biofilm experts from both academia and industry to present their research and share their expertise. Each semester a group of CBE graduate students and staff invite and host the colleagues and visitors (on and off-campus) who present at this seminar series.

The CBE 2017-2018 seminar organizing committee

If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact a member of the organizing committee.

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Time: 4:10 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Montana State University, Roberts Hall 301  Map it
 Date   Speaker  Affiliation  Title/Topic
January 11

Dr. Jeffrey Marlow

Postdoctoral Scholar, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Methane oxidation on the seafloor: Decoding the determinants of metabolic rate

January 18

No Seminar

January 25

No Seminar

February 1 Dr. Karen Lloyd

 Assistant Professor, Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 Determining the environmental functions of phylogenetically divergent uncultured microbes
February 8    Dr. Elliott Barnhart Research Hydrologist & Microbiologist, USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Helena, MT Moving microbiology and DNA analysis out of the lab and into the field with new technology
February 15

Ryanne Daily

Zach Frieling

Dr. Catherine Kirkland

Vincent Morasko

Dr. Adrienne Phillips

Masters Student, Chem. & Biological Eng., MSU, CBE

Masters Student, Chem. & Biological Eng., MSU, CBE

Assistant Research Professor, Civil Eng., MSU, CBE

 
Masters Student, Chem. & Biological Eng., MSU, CBE


Assistant Professor, Civil Eng., MSU, CBE

Urease: A journey from the laboratory to the field
February 22  

Dr. Darla Goeres

Dr. Garth James

Dr. Phil Stewart

Dr. Paul Sturman

Assoc. Research Professor, Chem. & Bio. Eng., MSU, CBE

Assoc. Research Professor, Chem. & Bio. Eng., MSU, CBE

Professor, Chem. & Bio. Eng., MSU, CBE


CBE Industrial Coordinator

Debrief on the CBE-sponsored biofilm regulatory meeting in Washington, D.C. and our path forward

March 1 Dr. David Hodge

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, MSU

Production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials from plant biomass through integrated conversion processes
March 8 Ashley Beck PhD Candidate, Microbiology and Immunology, MSU, CBE Doctoral Defense: Microbial interactions and the role of environmental stress in natural and synthetic consortia
March 15 No seminar this week - Spring Break
March 22 Dr. Stephanie Wettstein

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, MSU

Heterogeneous catalysts for lignocellulosic biomass upgrading
March 29 Dr. Stephan Warnat

Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, MSU

Environmental monitoring using MEMS and microfluidic devices
April 5 Dr. Tammy Kielian

Professor, Choudari Kommineni, DVM, PhD Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Hiding in plain sight: How Staphylococcus aureus biofilms trigger innate immune cell dysfunction
April 12 Undergraduate Research Day

Daniel Peters, Chemical and Biological Eng., MSU, CBE


Hannah Szafraniec, Chemical and Biological Eng., MSU, CBE


Aaron Benjamin, Mechanical & Industrial Eng., MSU, CBE

Characterizing algae growth and biomass composition under phototrophic, mixotrophic, and heterotrophic conditions

Viral characterization of Influenza A virus in microfluidic drops

3D-printed sub-millimeter vasculature in hydrogel

April 19 Dr. William B. Whitman Professor, Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens Heterologous expression of the methylreductase of methanogens: A peek into the making of a complex enzyme system
April 26 No Seminar - Last Week of Classes

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